Councilmember González Reacts to King County Auditor’s Report of Data Sharing with ICE; Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Being Welcoming City

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, joined community leaders and other elected officials today to reaffirm that Seattle is a Welcoming City, with protocols and policies in place to ensure city employees do not share sensitive personal data when interacting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In light of the news that the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County jail provided personally identifying information of detainees to ICE, despite a county law that prohibits King County government agencies from sharing information with ICE without a judicial warrant, Councilmember González issued the following statement:

“The King County Auditor’s finding that U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents obtained access to nonpublic information about
people arrested…

Original published: 2019-07-11 20:58:27 Read the full Seattle News here


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